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Wild, Woolly and Wow: Best of Glacier Bay

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Embark the Wilderness Legacy for this 8-day voyage that takes you into the jewel of the US National Park System. Join fellow adventurers on the most active back-country itinerary that UnCruise offers. See areas that no other boats visit, and stretch your legs and imagination in all new areas. Enjoy opportunities to hike, bike, kayak, paddleboard, skiff, and bushwhack, all in one week
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  • Explore parts of Glacier Bay National Park.
  • Discover spectacular LeConte and Baird Glaciers.
  • Enjoy wildlife searches - Humpback, orca, seals, bears, moose, puffins, and other sea birds.
  • Experience Alaska's most active adventures.
Activity Level: Relaxed

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Day 1: Juneau, Alaska | Embark

Board the Legacy just in time for a welcome cocktail or glass of champagne before dinner. The captain and crew will introduce themselves and provide an overview of the adventure that awaits this week!

Day 2: Robert and Crow Islands

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
It's a perfect day to start the adventure! After a warm filling breakfast, time to get out there. Take to the water in a skiff tour or take a kayak 101 class. Follow an experienced and engaging guide through a forest hike. This afternoon, take your place on the bow as the captain and crew take you on a whale-watching cruise.

Day 3: Leconte Glacier | Ideal Cove

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today’s timing of activities is entirely controlled by the rise and fall of the tide. We may visit the Glacier early or late. LeConte Glacier is the southernmost tidewater glacier in the northern hemisphere. The shallow current-filled entrance requires us to enter near slack water. If the tide is early, you may hear ice against the hull of the Legacy as you wake up. We will also visit Ideal Cove today and take advantage of trails and if the timing is right, an evening campfire ashore.

Day 4: Cascade Creek | Baird Glacier

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Wake near Cascade Creek in Thomas Bay. This bay is the quintessential playground for our guests and crew. Long flat hikes, steep elevation climbs, calm kayaking, and hikes to a glacial lake with the mighty Baird Glacier still calving ice into the lake may all be options today. Depending on tides, we may start the day near Cascade Creek or at Scenery Cove near Baird Glacier. Regardless, after lunch, the boat will move to the opposite end of Thomas Bay for more adventures. This is an epic day for adventurers. Evening skiff tours and kayaks take in the pre-dark hours when the sounds of the wilds beckon.

Day 5: Patterson & Gut Bay WIlderness

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Join them for an early riser breakfast as we enter Patterson Bay! One of the most scenic areas in SE Alaska, Patterson is a deep narrow bay hemmed in mountains. We will drop off all-day kayakers and early morning skiff tours and begin our day. Soon after, the ship will go on a slow meander of the South Baranof Wilderness Area including Deep Cove, Port Walter, and Misty Cove, and eventually reach the southern extent of this primitive area. Activities will be more water-based today, with some hikes and whale watching. No other small ships visit this area. Weather permitting, this is an ideal area for snorkeling. Good chance to see Humpback or Orca whales. Alaska fishermen troll this area for prized King Salmon. Keep your camera at the ready today

Day 6: Corner Bay

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Corner Bay is our playground for the day. Chichagof Island is known for its high population of Brown Bears with multiple trails and abandoned Forest Service roads that make for ease of hiking to lakes and rivers. A full range of activities will be available with a lean towards hiking and for some, biking. This is the best opportunity for long hikes on trails and old Forest Service roads.

Day 7: Glacier Bay Outback

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Wake up this morning in the Glacier Bay National Park “Outback”. Today we will anchor in one of three outback areas of this epic national park. This will include one of the rarely visited areas of either Fern Harbor, Dundas Bay, or No Name Cove near Excursion Inlet. The entire day is set aside for activity, starting with early morning kayak and birding departures into the park. Full activities may include kayaking, paddle boarding, skiff excursions, hiking, beach strolls, and more. Meals may be aboard the Wilderness Legacy or packed as a picnic. This evening enjoy the Captain’s Dinner and a slide show of the week’s adventures put together by your crew

Day 8: Juneau | Disembark

Cruise into Juneau this morning over breakfast. Farewell new friends! Disembark and transfer to the airport.


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4th guest sails free 19953
Purchase 3 full fares, and 4th guest sails free on Safari Endeavour or Wilderness Legacy select sailings in 2023.  Offer valid for new bookings made between March 1st to May 15th, 2023. Additional restrictions may apply. Please contact us for details.

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Book your next group or family getaway and save 10% on bookings of six or more people on all departures for Alaska, Baja, California Sur or the Columbia & Snake Rivers in 2023 or 2024. Valid on bookings March 1st to May 15th, 2023 for new reservations only. Additional restrictions may apply. Please contact us for details.
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SS Legacy's Commander's Stateroom
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Cabins 103, 104, 319, 320 (double bed), View window, private bath with shower. 103 and 104 may be sold as single occupancy. Your cabin comes complete with a hairdryer, towels, eco-friendly hair and body products.
SS Legacy's Master Stateroom.
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Cabins 105, 106 (double) 311 (queen) 107 - 111 (twin) 206 - 210 (twin) 303 - 308, 312-318 (twin). View window, private bath with shower. hairdryer, towels, eco-friendly hair and body products.
SS Legacy's Captain Stateroom
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Cabins 212, 214 (queen) 211, 213 (queen or twins) View window, private bath with shower. Your cabin comes with a hairdryer, towels, eco-friendly hair, and body products.
SS Legacy's Admiral Stateroom
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Cabins 101, 102 (queen) 201 (twins), 202, 309, 310 (queen or twins) View window, private bath with shower. hairdryer, towels, eco-friendly hair and body products.
SS Legacy' Owner's Suite
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Cabins 301 and 302 (queen bed) View windows, private bath with shower. Your cabin comes complete with a hairdryer, towels, eco-friendly hair, and body products.
SS Legacy's Commodore Suite.
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Commodore Suite
King bed. Two-room suite with view windows, private bath with tub. hairdryer, towels, eco-friendly hair and body products.
  • 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 7 Dinners
  • 7 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Park and Entrance Fees 
  • Premium spirits, wine, beer & non-alcoholic beverages.
  • Transfers and baggage handling between airport/vessel on embark/disembark day
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Port taxes/fees
  • Optional snorkeling: arranged and paid for locally.


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